The Awakening Of Alice
|By Violet Winspear|
|Publisher||Harlequin Presents #246|
|Mills & Boon Romance #1372|
|Release Month||Jul 1978 (US)|
|Apr 1978 (UK)|
|Harlequin Presents Series #|
|Preceded by||Golden Apples|
|Followed by||Walk In The Shadows|
|Mills & Boon Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||Heart Of The Eagle|
|Followed by||Britannia All At Sea|
- Author: Violet Winspear
- Publisher: Mills & Boon Romance #1372
- Year: 1978, April
- Amazon Listing: The Awakening Of Alice - Out of Print
"When I have finished with you, sweet icy girl," Stefan said grimly, "Damoskinos will have the anguish of knowing that you have endured the ultimate at my hands!"
Alice Sheldon was trapped on a lonely island in the Aegean, kidnapped by a man intent on avenging the murder of his fiancee. Haunted by the ghost of a tragic love, he meant to make Alice his instrument of revenge.
How could she convince him that Damoskinos didn't even know of her existence?
The Awakening of Alice is about a mousy woman whose flighty sister has become engaged to some wealthy playboy. When she runs away from her boyfriend, he commits an attempt at suicide. The brother is a hard man and chases down the sister to exact revenge. After kidnapping Alice to his island retreat, we find that the man is attracted to Alice but bent on revenge. Alice herself tries in vain to convince this man she is not the woman who threw the brother over. As they draw closer together, the man and woman must choose which path they will follow.
This plot is probably much more in keeping with the media headlines of the period in which it was written. However, it might make a good movie of the week. Ultimately the man decides he wants Alice for herself no matter what she has done. Then Alice must awaken the woman within to find the tomorrow she deserves.
- 1978, April - Paperback Release ( Mills & Boon Romance #1372) (UK Original Release)
- 1978, July - Paperback Release (Harlequin Presents #246) (US Original Release)
- 1984, January - Paperback Release (Mills & Boon Duet) (UK Reissue)